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HISTORY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

CODE 64870
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ART/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the history of Western Theater. The course aims at: 1) introducing students to the concepts of “Theater” and “Performing Arts” in their complexity; 2) making students familiar with the most important forms and functions that theater has covered during history; 3) offering cues for a first analytic approach to contemporary theatre.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course provides students with a basis of knowledge on the history of the theater and performing arts. The aim is to connect knowledge of historical events to an understanding of the various forms, meanings and functions that “Theater” and “Spectacle” have taken in different times and places. A focus is on the relationship that, at times, has been established between text (if present) and performance (the spectacle, which can be broken down into many elements: playwriting, acting, direction, scenography etc.). The ultimate goal is to provide students with the skills to describe, analyze and interpret contemporary theater.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    - Ability to set a theatrical event its historical context (in relation to dramaturgy, space and acting) and to express it.

    - Ability to distinguish and analize, at a basic level, the different elements that build a theatre performance.

    In addition for 9 CFU:

    - Ability to describe, analize and interpret at a basic level contemporary theatre.

    PREREQUISITES

    There is no prerequisite for this course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    In-class lectures with slides and video projections. Attendance at the theatre evenings is optional.

    Lessons are envisaged in dual mode (presence in class + remote streaming on Unige MSTeams). The code for access will be available here.

    Registration on Aulaweb is compulsary.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    For students who take 6 CFU

    After a brief introduction to the discipline, the first two modules will be dedicated to studying the most important events of the history of Theater in the West from the 5th century B.C. to the second half of the 20th century.

    For students who take 9 CFU

    The third module of lessons will be focused on Carlo Quartucci (1938-2019), one of the protagonists of the Italian experimental scene. Themes that will be discussed are: the redifinition of the concepts of actor, director, dramaturgy; the contamination theatre/visual arts; the relationship between experimental theatre and institutions; the decentralization; performance's aesthetic.

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ERASMUS STUDENTS - 6 CFU

    1. Storia del teatro e dello spettacolo, edited by M. Cambiaghi, A. Egidio, I. Innamorati, A. Sapienza, Milano-Torino, Pearson, 2020.
    2. Six plays to be read in full, amongst the ones listed below:
    • Euripide, Baccanti
    • Euripide, Troiane
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth
    • Luigi Pirandello, Enrico IV
    • Eduardo De Filippo, Sik Sik l’artefice magico
    • Eugène Jonesco, Le sedie
    • Tennessee Williams, Lo zoo di vetro
    • Edward Albee, Chi ha paura di Virginia Woolf?
    • Thomas Bernhard, Piazza degli eroi

    3. Slides and videos published on Aulaweb.

     

    ERASMUS STUDENTS - 9 CFU

    Add to the previous bibliography: Donatella Orecchia, Stravedere la scena. Carlo Quartucci. Il viaggio nei primi venti anni 1959-1979, Mimesis, Milano 2020

     

    Bibliography for students not proficient in Italian language may be arranged individually in other languages (English, or French or German).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (President)

    ROBERTO CUPPONE

    EMANUELA CHICHIRICCO' (Substitute)

    FEDERICA SCAGLIONE (Substitute)

    VALERIA SCREPIS (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Attending students may take a written test. Not attending students will take an oral exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    6 cfu oral exam:

    • Two questions on the handbook and/or on Aulaweb materials.
    • One question on topics covered in class or in the text for not attending students.

    9 cfu oral exam:

    • Two questions on the handbook and/or on Aulaweb materials
    • One question on topics covered in class or in the text for not attending students
    • One questions on a text arranged individually

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/01/2022 11:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/02/2022 12:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Prova riservata ai frequentanti 2021-22 e ai laureandi della sessione estiva
    15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/07/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale
    20/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The following workshops are not compulsary, but recommended (for more information, see https://corsi.unige.it/8457/p/studenti-laboratori):

    • Laboratorio di allestimento del testo teatrale
    • Laboratorio di teatro pratico
    • Laboratorio di teatro sociale
    • Laboratotio di analisi della performance tecnologica